Vieux Télégraphe 1993 - Chateauneuf-du-Pape
Level: 1 cm
Overall condition: Perfect
The estate owes its name to the inventor of the telegraph, Claude Chappe, who installed his first relay towers on the estate in 1821. The estate, which had already been owned by the Brunier family for over a century, was not yet exploited for wine production.
As is often the case in Châteauneuf, the estate is of a respectable size. With its 65ha of vines with an average age of over 65, the estate produces only around 200,000 bottles per year. The yields are therefore very low.
About the 1993 vintage: Parker gave it a mark of 90 pts (which in the '90s was a really high mark). He describes it as "an extraordinary wine, with an impressive deep ruby-purple robe and a spicy nose of pepper, Provencal herbs, black cherry and strawberry". Which was not easy when you know the quality of the 1993 vintage in the Rhone valley.
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